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Author Calinger, Ronald, author

Title Leonhard Euler : mathematical genius in the Enlightenment / Ronald S. Calinger
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
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Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Swiss Years: 1707: to April 1727 -- "Das alte ehrwurdige Basel" (Worthy Old Basel) -- Lineage and Early Childhood -- Formal Education in Basel -- Initial Publications and the Search for a Position -- 2."Into the Paradise of Scholars": April 1727 to 1730 -- Founding Saint Petersburg and the Imperial Academy of Sciences -- A Fledgling Camp Divided -- The Entrance of Euler -- 3. Departures, and Euler in Love: 1730 to 1734 -- Courtship and Marriage -- Groundwork Research and Massive Computations -- 4. Reaching the "Inmost Heart of Mathematics": 1734 to 1740 -- The Basel Problem and the Mechanica -- The Konigsberg Bridges and More Foundational Work in Mathematics -- Scientia navalis, Polemics, and the Prix de Paris -- Pedagogy and Music Theory -- Daniel Bernoulli and Family -- 5. Life Becomes Rather Dangerous: 1740 to August 1741 -- Another Paris Prize, a Textbook, and Book Sales -- Health, Interregnum Dangers, and Prussian Negotiations
Note continued: 6.A Call to Berlin: August 1741 to 1744 -- "Ex Oriente Lux": Toward a Frederician Era for the Sciences -- The Arrival of the Grand Algebraist -- The New Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences -- Europe's Mathematician, Whom Others Wished to Emulate -- Relations with the Petersburg Academy of Sciences -- 7."The Happiest Man in the World": 1744 to 1746 -- Renovation, Prizes, and Leadership -- Investigating the Fabric of the Universe -- Contacts with the Petersburg Academy of Sciences -- Home, Chess, and the King -- 8. The Apogee Years, I: 1746 to 1748 -- The Start of the New Royal Academy -- The Monadic Dispute, Court Relations, and Accolades -- Exceeding the Pillars of Hercules in the Mathematical Sciences -- Academic Clashes in Berlin, and Euler's Correspondence with the Petersburg Academy -- The Euler Family -- 9. The Apogee Years, II: 1748 to 1750 -- The Introductio and Another Paris Prize -- Competitions and Disputes
Note continued: Decrial, Tasks, and Printing Scientia navalis -- A Sensational Retraction and Discord -- State Projects and the "Vanity of Mathematics" -- The Konig Visit and Daily Correspondence -- Family Affairs -- 10. The Apogee Years, III: 1750 to 1753 -- Competitions in Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin -- Maupertuis's Cosmologie and Selected Research -- Academic Administration -- Family Life and Philidor -- Rivalries: Euler, d'Alembert, and Clairaut -- The Maupertuis-Konig Affair: The Early Second Phase -- Two Camps, Problems, and Inventions -- Botany and Maps -- The Maupertuis-Konig Affair: The Late Second and Early Third Phases -- Planetary Perturbations and Mechanics -- Music, Rameau, and Basel -- Strife with Voltaire and the Academy Presidency -- 11. Increasing Precision and Generalization in the Mathematical Sciences: 1753 to 1756 -- The Dispute over the Principle of Least Action: The Third Phase -- Administration and Research at the Berlin Academy
Note continued: The Charlottenburg Estate -- Wolff, Segner, and Mayer -- A New Correspondent and Lessons for Students -- Institutiones calculi differentialis and Fluid Mechanics -- A New Telescope, the Longitude Prize, Haller, and Lagrange -- Anleitung zur Nauturlehre and Electricity and Optimism Prizes -- 12. War and Estrangement, 1756 to July 1766 -- The Antebellum Period -- Into the Great War and Beyond -- Losses, Lessons, and Leadership -- Rigid-Body Disks, Lambert, and Better Optical Instruments -- The Presidency of the Berlin Academy -- What Soon Happened, and Denouement -- 13. Return to Saint Petersburg: Academy Reform and Great Productivity, July 1766 to 1773 -- Restoring the Academy: First Efforts -- The Grand Geometer: A More Splendid Oeuvre -- A Further Research Corpus: Relentless Ingenuity -- The Kulibin Bridge, the Great Fire, and One Fewer Distraction -- Persistent Objectives: To Perfect, to Create, and to Order -- 14. Vigorous Autumnal Years: 1773 to 1782
Note continued: The Euler Circle -- Elements of Number Theory and Second Ship Theory -- The Diderot Story and Katharina's Death -- The Imperial Academy: Projects and Library -- The Russian Navy, Turgot's Request, and a Successor -- At the Academy: Technical Matters and a New Director -- A Second Marriage and Rapprochement with Frederick II -- End of Correspondence and Exit from the Academy -- Mapmaking and Prime Numbers -- A Notable Visit and Portrait -- Magic Squares and Another Honor -- 15. Toward "a More Perfect State of Dreaming": 1782 to October 1783 -- The Inauguration of Princess Dashkova -- 1783 Articles -- Final Days -- Major Eulogies and an Epilogue
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783.
Mathematicians -- Germany -- Biography.
Mathematicians -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Mathematicians -- Switzerland -- Biography.
Mathematics -- History -- 18th century.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography.
Physicists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Physicists -- Switzerland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400866634 (electronic bk.)
9781400866632 (electronic bk.)